About us

Dandelion Time offers help to children with very challenging emotional issues, often resulting from trauma, violence or serious health difficulties in the family. Our approach is family based and creates opportunities for new beginnings and improved relationships.

The service recognises the importance of being in a peaceful natural environment, absorbing children in calming hands on activities.  Therapists guide families to harness the healing powers of the natural world using materials such as wood, wool and clay, to care for animals and to grow and eat healthy food thus laying down new positive memories.  This helps them to discuss and explore the difficulties they are facing and enables the wider family to come together to build stronger bonds.

Dandelion Time was started in 2003 by Dr Caroline Jessel. Click here to read her story.

 

 

How we work

How we work

Dandelion Time works with the child and the wider family, believing that family relationships and bonds are vital in helping a child overcome their difficulties and are often a key factor in their issues.[ Read more... ]

Who we work with

Who we work with

The children we work with have often been affected by the harshest personal circumstances, having been traumatised by experiences including physical or sexual abuse, domestic violence, or neglect.[ Read more... ]

Our people

Our people

Dandelion Time’s committed team of Trustees, staff, sessional workers and volunteers provide a high degree of experience and expertise in all areas of the charities work.[ Read more... ]

How we're funded

How we're funded

Our funding comes from a range of different sources. Learn more about how we’re funded[ Read more... ]

Meet the team

The Therapeutic Team

The Therapeutic Team

  Our Team is highly qualified and experienced in the provision of individual and group therapeutic work with vulnerable adults, children[ Read more...]

Our Volunteers

Our Volunteers

In 2018, over 4000 hours were donated by volunteers, with a further 2,300 hours from corporate volunteers in our community. How[ Read more...]

Fundraising

Fundraising

Our energetic Fundraising Team organises our varied and interesting events calendar, as well as managing relationships with the organisations and[ Read more...]

Finance and Operations

Finance and Operations

Julia White (standing) is our Finance Officer, in charge of our day to day accounting procedures, including counting all the[ Read more...]

Management Team

Management Team

Graham Carpenter BEM CEO A founding member, Graham is an experienced leader in charitable and commercial organisations. The last twenty years he[ Read more...]

Our Trustees

Our Trustees

Dr Caroline Jessel, Chairman As a former local GP Caroline has a strong commitment to improving the health and emotional well being[ Read more...]